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goufgators

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Posted: 12/12/13 12:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This question is in regard to an '05 Itasca on Ford gas chassis. When not in use, I perform the following monthly exercises: 1. Check tire pressure, 2. Drive for about 20 miles at highway speed, 3. Run the generator one-half hour at 50% load, 4. Activate the sat. dish, 5. Run hyd. levelers down and up once, 6. Extend and retract slide outs, 7. check rear view camera. Am I missing anything? Should the refrigerator be run for several hours? Will appreciate any advice./ Larry


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You are probably doing more than about 95 percent of all RV owners right now. In your high humidity area I'd probably run that generator a lot longer. When our humidity here is down around 10 percent for months I don't worry about running the gen at all.


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I'm in high humidity area.. not sure if it matters or not, but my RV guy told me to run my gen an hour a week.

I don't remember to do it, but that's what he said to do.


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I check battery water, drain and refill the fresh tank with chlorinated water, run frig on gas, light water heater and stove.
I have a reminder set on my phone for the first of the month.

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workhardplayharder wrote:

I check battery water, drain and refill the fresh tank with chlorinated water, run frig on gas, light water heater and stove.
I have a reminder set on my phone for the first of the month.


Good information! Had not thought of these checks. Also, I like the idea of a reminder on the Smart Phone.. Thanks!/ Larry

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I'd just exercise the generator and check the batteries. No need to start the chassis engine or any of the other stuff that often.


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For periods of one winter, I run the generator every month, I put the jacks down and leave 'em there. I either leave slides in or out depending on other factors, and I never put the key in the ignition.

HOWEVER:: BEFORE YOU PARK....

Stabilize your fuel (Seafoam) and drive for at least a half hour to make sure the stabilized fuel is thought the system.

That is the only special thing I'd recommend.


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You are probably doing more than most. Me, I'm afraid to turn anything on in the winter. If I do it might self destruct.


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wa8yxm wrote:

For periods of one winter, I run the generator every month, I put the jacks down and leave 'em there. I either leave slides in or out depending on other factors, and I never put the key in the ignition.

HOWEVER:: BEFORE YOU PARK....

Stabilize your fuel Stabilize your fuel (Seafoam) and drive for at least a half hour to make sure the stabilized fuel is thought the system.

That is the only special thing I'd recommend.


That is VERY important.


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When driving around turn on the dash AC, make sure they work well.

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